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  • Orchards
    1 discussion 2 commentsMost recent: Paw Paws Trees by rcutlerJanuary 8
  • Beginning Farmer
    The publications, success stories, and links within this page will help you find an internship program, learn practical farming skills, evaluate farmland, choose a farming enterprise or business structure, develop a marketing plan, write a business plan, and get the financing you need.
    6 discussions 22 commentsMost recent: Finding Land to Farm by robin21April 8
  • Water Management
    A discussion of water use, soil moisture management, water quality, and water conservation.
    1 discussion 3 commentsMost recent: Contouring for an Orchard by treeguyNovember 2013
  • Soils & Compost
    A discussion on how best to assess, improve and maintain soil health for both croplands and pastures.
    2 discussions 7 commentsMost recent: How much do you compost? by davesDecember 2013
  • Pest Management
    A discussion on how best to manage a wide range of pests, as well as information about prevention of specific pests.
    0 discussions 0 comments
  • Organic Farming
    With the organic market growing steadily, you may be interested in learning more about organic certification and organic production options. These resources offer guidance in preparing for certification, and in production methods for a range of organic criteria.
    2 discussions 2 comments
  • Marketing, Business & Risk
    A discussion on diversifying, developing new markets and adding value to farm products to increase income.
    1 discussion 3 commentsMost recent: Financing Assistance by johnliddingtonOctober 2013
  • Local Food Systems
    A discussion about the resources and tools for understanding the place of local food in the global food system, how producers can participate in this movement, and examples of successful local food systems that secure fresh foods for their communities.
    1 discussion 1 comment
  • Livestock & Pasture
    A discussion on pasture management, feeds and forages are covered by several publications, while others address care and management for specific animals and marketing of the products derived from them. Whether you're an experienced or a beginning producer this category can help you.
    0 discussions 5 commentsMost recent: Management Intensive Grazing by kennyDecember 2013
  • Horticultural Crops
    Discuss strategies for more sustainable greenhouse and field production of everything from lettuce to trees.
    3 discussions 9 comments
  • Field Crops
    Discuss some of the soil and weed management options and tilling and planting methods that can make traditional field crop production more sustainable and economically viable.
    2 discussions 3 comments
  • Energy Alternatives
    In this category we hope to discuss how to make farm buildings more energy efficient, use the sun's energy to heat greenhouses and pump water, choose and put up wind turbines, make and use biofuels, and much more.
    2 discussions 5 commentsMost recent: Question about solar water pump for cat… by adminOctober 2013
  • What Is Sustainable Ag?
    Whether you're a beginning farmer, or an experienced agricultural producer interested in transitioning to more sustainable practices, you may want to start by learning more about the principles of sustainable agriculture and some of the "systems" approach to farming.
    1 discussion 7 commentsMost recent: What is Sustainable Ag? by Alan_at_lindrosNovember 2013
  • Education
    Learning more about sustainable agriculture and its application is a lifelong process. The resources in this section direct readers to opportunities to learn more about farming sustainably, from classroom lessons for school children to graduate degree programs.
    2 discussions 2 comments
  • General
    General discussions
    5 discussions 12 commentsMost recent: Coppicing for firewood by LydiaNovember 2013

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